Articles in Honors

Seed Grant Promotes Increased Participation of Women in Computing

Opportunity for students to attend regional conference

Ten students from the newly founded Rensselaer chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Women in Computing (ACM-W) will attend a regional conference on women in computing with the help of a seed grant funded by Symantec and the National Center for Women & Information Technology. According to its website, the National Center for Women… Read More

Miles Nolan Named Coach of the Year

Second time in three years that head golf coach is recognized


Rensselaer head golf coach Miles Nolan has been named the Liberty League Coach of the Year in men’s golf, the league has announced. It is the second time in the last three years he has been recognized. In 10 tournaments this season, Rensselaer won three times and finished as runner-up four times, including once in… Read More

Graduates Urged To “Never Lose Your Love of Discovery” at 209th Commencement

Vice Chief of Naval Operations addresses Class of 2015 graduates


Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michelle Howard, the first female promoted to four-star Admiral and the first African-American woman to attain a four-star rank in the Department of Defense, urged graduates to remember their roots and “embrace your inner engineer,” at the 209th Commencement at Rensselaer May 30. “Whether or not you ever work… Read More

Rensselaer Team Honored for Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge

Capital District Transportation Committee sponsored the competition

(Pictured l-r): CDTC’s Carrie Ward (standing with bag) joined Brake Time team members Cary Marc Dresher, Barbara Nelson, Christopher Nolin, Chris Bystroff, and Kristen Lynn Mills.

On May 15, members of the Rensselaer community participated in the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge and the RPI Brake Time team received the award for the most participants from a single employer in Rensselaer County. Over 400 people from across the Capital Region registered for the Challenge, and those riders peddled over 4,000 bicycle miles, saving 166… Read More

Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Class of Inductees

Seven new members named


Seven new members have been selected for induction into the Alumni Hall of Fame, bringing the total membership to 79. The 2015 Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame Induction will be held in the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 2, as part of Reunion & Homecoming weekend. Conceived in… Read More

Viewbook Wins Circle of Excellence Award From CASE

Program is advancement’s premier international awards program


The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced the winners for the 2015 Circle of Excellence awards and Rensselaer has received a bronze award in the design category for the new Rensselaer Viewbook. According to CASE, the Circle of Excellence program is “advancement’s premier international awards program that recognizes the work of… Read More

Rensselaer Presents Graduating Seniors With CLASS Awards

Students recognized during Zero Year Reunion Brunch

Prior to the 209th Commencement ceremony, the Division of Student Life carved out time to honor several graduating seniors as recipients of the CLASS Awards. The students were recognized for their achievements during the annual Zero Year Reunion Brunch, held May 22. In 2009, the Division of Student Life launched Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support… Read More

Rensselaer Honors Student Service, Leadership, and Scholarship

Graduating seniors receive Institute awards


During last month’s annual “Zero Year” Reunion Brunch, several graduating seniors were honored for their contributions to Rensselaer. The Livingston W. Houston Citizenship Award, honoring the “first citizen of the college,” ranking high in character, leadership, scholarship, and athletic ability, was awarded to Erin Amarello, a dual major in mechanical and nuclear engineering, who was… Read More

Golfer Jamie Jackson Named to Academic All-America Team

He is the first member of Rensselaer’s golf team to be selected

Jamie Jackson

Student-athlete Jamie Jackson has been selected to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A junior, he is the first member of Rensselaer’s golf team to be selected National Academic All-America. Jackson averaged 75.73 strokes over 19 rounds in 10 tournaments… Read More

Service to Their Country

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Rensselaer


The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer are elective programs for students who desire commissions in the United States Armed Forces. This year, 28 students will be graduating from the ROTC program, and starting active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Commissioning signifies the beginning of… Read More